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Transfer news and gossip column: Frank Lampard ‘set for Chelsea return’, Alexis Sanchez in talks with Juventus, Tammy Abraham to join Bundesliga club?

talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Thursday’s papers and online…

Manchester United forward forward Alexis Sanchez is in talks over a move to Juventus. (The Independent)

Chelsea are not planning to extend Gonzalo Higuain’s loan and will send the 31-year-old striker back to Juventus after the Europa League final. (Daily Mail)

Real Madrid will release up to 14 players this summer, with Gareth Bale, Keylor Navas and James Rodriguez likely to be among them. (Marca)

Blues striker Tammy Abraham is a target for Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, as well as Aston Villa, who want to make the 21-year-old’s loan permanent this summer. (The Sun)

Wilfried Zaha has told Crystal Palace he wants to leave this summer. The 26-year-old wants to play Champions League football and the Eagles could demand £80m. (Daily Mail)

Gonzalo Higuain will not be staying at Chelsea this summer

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Gonzalo Higuain will not be staying at Chelsea this summer

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard will return to Stamford Bridge this summer to replace Maurizio Sarri as manager, having impressed by taking Derby County to the Championship play-off final in his first season as a coach. (SportMediaset)

Manchester United are planning to spend £50m on Crystal Palace defenders Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Dutchman Patrick Van Aanholt. (The Sun)

The Red Devils are also closing in on 21-year-old Swansea winger Daniel James. (London Evening Standard)

Tottenham are among the clubs monitoring 23-year-old Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Julian Brandt, who is understood to have a £21.5m release clause for this summer. (Daily Mail)

West Brom striker Salomon Rondon – who enjoyed a successful loan spell at Newcastle this season – will have a £16.5m release clause this summer after the Baggies failed to secure promotion back to the Premier League. (Daily Mirror)

Could Frank Lampard make a glorious return to Chelsea as MANAGER this summer?

Could Frank Lampard make a glorious return to Chelsea as MANAGER this summer?

Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in Manchester United’s 18-year-old English midfielder Angel Gomes. (Daily Star)

Barcelona are confident they will sign Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann this summer, despite late interest from PSG. (London Evening Standard)

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez is set to meet owner Mike Ashley on Thursday to discuss his future, with the Spaniard’s deal expiring this summer. (The Times)

West Brom will hold talks with former Brighton boss Chris Hughton next week over becoming their new permanent manager. (Daily Telegraph)

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